TAMPA NEIGHBORHOODS

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South Tampa

South Tampa encompasses several of the city’s premier neighborhoods, including Beach Park, Davis Islands, Golfview, Hyde Park, Palma Ceia and New Suburb Beautiful. This area offers residents a very high standard of living, several well-ranked schools, and an abundance of shopping, dining, recreation and services. Those who live here typically enjoy shorter commutes due to the region’s proximity to Downtown Tampa and core business districts.

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New Suburb Beautiful

New Suburb Beautiful is adjacent to the Palma Ceia Country Club, and at 77 acres is one of the smallest neighborhoods within the city of Tampa. This charming community is ideally suited for families seeking good schools and a small-town residential setting. 

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The historic neighborhood known as “Davis Island” was originally built upon two man-made islands in the early 1920s. Although many of the original Mediterranean-style buildings are standing, the neighborhood has continued to evolve and now showcases a variety of architectural styles in a family- and pet-friendly setting. Linked to downtown Tampa by the Davis Islands and Plant Avenue bridges, this personal paradise is also home to the Peter O. Knight Airport and Davis Island Yacht Club.

Davis Island

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Harbour Island

Although Harbour Island is closely linked to downtown across from the Garrison Channel, it has its own distinctly luxurious ambiance. This tropical island oasis is renowned for its stunning waterfront estates, townhomes, and condominiums, all situated just moments from the excitement and attractions of the city center.

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Ballast Point

North of MacDill Air Force Base, on the west side of Hillsborough Bay, sits the neighborhood of Ballast Point. Ballast Point’s affordable homes and condominiums are nestled beneath mature live oaks, and are within walking distance of two beautiful city parks.

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Bayshore Beautiful is bordered by Tampa’s iconic Bayshore Boulevard, a 4.5 mile stretch of road beloved by locals and widely used for outdoor recreation. This dynamic part of town is well known for its spectacular waterfront properties and unparalleled views of Hillsborough Bay, which is just a stone’s throw from the neighborhood. The shops and restaurants of South Dale Mabry Highway and Hyde Park Village are also nearby.

Bayshore Beautiful

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Golfview

The quiet, upscale community of Golfview is located near the most exclusive country club in Tampa, Palma Ceia. Many of its expansive homes are adjacent to the golf course and provide views of the fairways and greens. This neighborhood is well-suited for families and couples interested in living within walking distance of the club’s golf, tennis and social events.

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Parkland Estates was first developed in the 1920s and is known for its charming streets lined with stately trees. Featuring a diverse array of home options from historic residences to contemporary townhomes and apartments, the neighborhood’s real estate has something to offer every buyer. It is also located near Old Hyde Park Village and Downtown Tampa.

Parkland Estates

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Beach Park

Established in the 1860s by the Culbreath family, Beach Park is one of Tampa’s oldest and most desirable neighborhoods. This vibrant, close-knit community features historic homes and new construction, all shaded beneath the canopy of centuries-old oak trees and soaring palms. Beach Park is also ideally located a short drive away from South Tampa’s restaurants, shops and conveniences.

North of MacDill Air Force Base, on the west side of Hillsborough Bay, sits the neighborhood of Ballast Point. Ballast Point’s affordable homes and condominiums are nestled beneath mature live oaks, and are within walking distance of two beautiful city parks.

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Established in the 1880s by railroad financier Henry B. Plant, Hyde Park has earned a reputation as one of Tampa’s most attractive residential neighborhoods. This upscale enclave showcases historic homes on shaded side streets, with the modern boutiques, restaurants and amenities of Hyde Park Village, the SoHo area and downtown Tampa nearby.

Hyde Park

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Stroll less than half a mile from Bayshore Boulevard and you’ll discover Palma Ceia, one of South Tampa’s trendiest and most well-known neighborhoods. Palma Ceia residents enjoy a variety of shopping, entertaining, dining and recreation, all within close proximity to highways, Tampa International Airport and other popular business and residential centers. Interestingly, Palma Ceia also has bricked streets similar to those found in Ybor City.

Palma Ceia

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Sunset Park

This tranquil neighborhood dates back to 1927 and has continued to evolve over the years. It offers many large, competitively priced homes within short driving distance of South Tampa’s best schools, shops and eateries.

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Virginia Park

Developed in the 1950s, Virginia Park is now known for its parks, recreational spaces, and highly rated public schools. The neighborhood offers an eclectic mix of historic and modern homes and provides quick access to Downtown, SoHo, Hyde Park and Westshore, as well as the highly-ranked Tampa International Airport.

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Since the 1960s, Culbreath Isles has been considered one of the most coveted and exclusive addresses in Tampa. Its dredged canals and filled-in fingers are its most distinctive geographic feature, and its beautiful waterfront homes enjoy multi-million dollar views of Old Tampa Bay. Beyond the entry gate, residents wind along quiet streets to their exquisitely maintained homes, many of which offer deep water docks ideal for boaters.

Culbreath Isles

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Culbreath Bayou

The charming, intimate neighborhood of Culbreath Bayou is ideally situated in the heart of South Tampa. Culbreath Bayou’s proximity to I-275, the Westshore corridor and award-winning Tampa International Airport, in combination with a street configuration designed to reduce drive-through traffic, makes this area a perfect choice for families.

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As the central business district, Downtown Tampa appeals primarily to young professionals seeking a hip, walkable city lifestyle. Whether strolling or cycling along the Hillsborough River, navigating the side streets on an electric scooter, or taking the scenic route via the Pirate River Taxi, there are plenty of ways to get around and see the sights. Popular downtown destinations include Sparkman Wharf, the Florida Aquarium and the Riverwalk, to name a few.

Downtown Tampa

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Swann Estates

Bordered by Kennedy Blvd to the north and W. Morrison Ave to the South, Swann Estates is popular with professionals and young families. This is a great neighborhood for those seeking affordable single-family homes or townhomes near the upscale neighborhoods of Hyde Park and Palma Ceia.

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Dana Shores

Dana Shores describes itself as a “waterfront paradise nestled in urban convenience,” with streets named after iconic mid-century hotels such as Fontainebleu, Doral and Eden Roc. Although it is just one stoplight away from the award-winning Tampa International Airport and the world-class Westshore District, this well-kept community is also surrounded by plenty of green space and seven canals – best suited to sailboats and small watercraft – that provide unobstructed access to the glittering waters of Tampa Bay.

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Seminole Heights

The Tampa Heights story began in the 1880s, when it was known as Tampa’s First Suburb. This diverse, historic and vibrant neighborhood just north of downtown Tampa is experiencing a renaissance that makes it incredibly appealing to those seeking historic homes with access to modern conveniences. Its timeless bungalows and brick streets are perfectly complemented by beautiful parks and award-winning coffee shops, breweries and dining destinations, including the Armature Works food hall.

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Carrollwood

Carrollwood is a suburb of Tampa, located nine miles north of the downtown center and seven miles west of the University of South Florida’s main campus. Living in Carrollwood offers residents a quiet lifestyle complemented by urban amenities, with a variety of restaurants, coffee shops and parks at the doorstep.

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Westchase

This residential suburb, which was founded in the early 1990s and named by Travel + Leisure as the “26th coolest suburb in the United States,” lies halfway between Tampa and Palm Harbor. Residents of this community enjoy its many modern comforts, including the West Park Village mixed-use area and its boutiques, restaurants, bars, and green spaces.